Bhubaneswar, Mar 17: Odisha Speaker Dr Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the House till 12 noon as Opposition BJP and Congress members protested raising paddy procurement issue at mandis.
As the House assembled, BJP and Congress members trouped into the Well of the House and shouted slogans against the state government. Unable to run the proceedings, the Speaker adjourned the House till 12 noon.
The Odisha assembly has been on the boil over the paddy procurement issue for the last 5 days since the beginning of the second part of the budget session, for which the House could not transact any business during the period. Today also, the House could not run for the same reason.